Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
this video we have showed you all morning. texas congresswoman sheila jackson lee was at a town hall meeting. she was supposed to be listening in and directing with constituents. steve: when tracy miller, a cancer survivor, ask the question, in the middle of the question, the commerce woman took a phone call -- the commerce woman took a phone call -- the congresswoman took a phone call. >> she is not even listening. >> seriously? brian: we spoke to tracy miller earlier this morning. alisyn: tell us what the mood was as this was happening. >> people in the room were upset that she was taking a phone call. the lady behind me told cobbers woman jackson lee that she was being very rude -- told congresswoman jackson lee that she was being very rude. she snapped back at the elementary she said she could multitask. -- south back at the woman. she said she could multitask. steve: she said the reason she was on the phone was because she had called into a health-care hot line to ask for an answer to question. does that sound right to you? did it seem like she called into the hot line to ask a question
Aug 13, 2009 4:00pm EDT
a distraction. but what sheila jackson lee has done is not because sheila jackson lee has a consistent history of serving her constituents. >> okay. >> and i served that lady by having a town hall meeting that she could come to in the middle of the day. >> i get it. >> i look forward to working with you. >> we are out of time. congresswoman, very courageous of you to come on. i know it's a difficult thing. wolf blitzer is standing by. he, too, will be covering stories like this in "the situation room." >>> rick, thank you. happening now, something the white house is doing raising some eyebrows out there. it involves health care reform and possibly your e-mail inbox. >>> a convicted bomber seeks mercy. he's in prison for a notorious terrorist act, the bombing of pan am flight 103, killing a lot of americans. now outrage. he may soon be set free after serving only about eight years. >>> and plane down. it ditches in the middle of the sea, and a pilot stands on the plane as it sinks. you might not believe what happened next. one witness said, and i'm quoting now, i thought i'd witnessed death. i'
Nov 26, 2009 10:00pm EST
jackson lee at a town hall on her cell phone as she is asked a question. was this the diss? greta: the tea parties express rumbled through the country. september 12, the final stop. washington, d.c. griff jenkins was behind the scenes. you chased this bus across country. >> i did. so much has been made about what happened this weekend, the culmination of the 30 cities in 15 states. there were three reporters on board. i was one of them. there was one from cnn and one from "the new york times." before i left -- before i talk about the lessons learned, saturday was the big event. it was promoted most by glenn beck. here is the culmination event. here's how it went down on saturday. >> thank you, thank you. [cheers and applause] >> there sneaking up on us a little bit at a time. a little bit with the health care. a little bit with taking care of banks, insurance companies, auto companies. a little here and there, we will lose our freedom. >> i'm a democrat. i was an obama delegate. i was an obama supporter. he is not doing the will of the people. i don't want to go there. [unintelligible] we
Nov 27, 2009 1:00am EST
the summer. congresswoman sheila jackson lee at a town hall on her cellphone as she's asked a question. the woman who asked the question and congressman lee both on the record minutes from now. >> sixteen days coast-to-coast, the tea party express rumbled down the highway through the country. and september 12th, the final stop, washington d.c. for the massive tea party. phong reported behind the scenes. >> you chased this bus all across-country. >> i did. you know, greta, it'scr fascinating. so much has been made about whas happened this weekend, which is the culmination of 309-plus days and 16 states. there were three reporters onboard, myself followed them and two reporters were actually on the bus the whole time. one from c.and nn and one from the new york times . but before i talk about thet lessens learned, saturday was the big event. it was, of course, promoted most by glenn beck. he just talked to you. but here is what the culmination of the event. this is how it went down on i saturday. iwhwh take a look. do >> thank you, thank you! >> they are sneaking up on us a little bit at